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TCAM

(Telecommunication Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance Committee – TCAM)

TCAM was constituted by Article 13 of R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC (Directive on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity) to assist the Commission.

Task:

Under the R&TTE Directive, TCAM acts as both an advisory (Article 14) and a regulatory committee (Article 15) in matters of conformity assessment and market surveillance.

Composition:

The committee is chaired by a Commission representative. Each EU member state is represented by the public authorities in charge of the implementation of the R&TTE Directive. Input may also be provided by representatives of the EFTA states, national experts and experts from European organisations (eg CEPT). Particular regulatory issues are restricted to the representatives of the public authorities and the Commission, however.

As an informal subgroup for market surveillance and conformity assessment, the ADCO group (Group of Administrative Co-operation under R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC – R&TTE ADCO) supports and complements TCAM’s work. See too information on the ADCO group on the Agency's website.

Meetings:

approx 3–4 times a year (not open to the public)

Documents:

TCAM documents are available to authorised users via the Commission's CIRCA server.

See too information on the German Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Act (FTEG) and Directive 1999/5/EC on the Agency's website.

ADCO

(Group of Administrative Co-operation under the R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC – R&TTE-ADCO)

As an informal subgroup for market surveillance and conformity assessment, the ADCO group supports and complements TCAM 's work.

Task:

The ADCO group provides administrative cooperation in particular for market surveillance under the R&TTE Directive. Topics connected with the consistent application of conformity assessment procedures are discussed and prepared for further treatment by TCAM. At European level, joint market surveillance campaigns are carried out and information exchanged on irregularities found.

Composition:

The group is currently chaired by a member of the Federal Network Agency. Each member state and EFTA state is represented by a public authority familiar with transposition of the R&TTE Directive.

Meetings:

approx 4 times a year (not open to the public)

Documents:

ADCO documents are available to authorised users via the Commission's CIRCA server.

Date of modification: 2006.07.06